Danone’s introduces critical illness cover

Danone UK, the dairy food firm, is introducing critical illness cover and travel insurance to its flexible benefits scheme.

The new additions will sit alongside other benefits, which include a pension, private medical insurance, dental insurance and childcare vouchers.

Liz Ellis, HR director at Danone UK, is hoping that take-up rates for the new benefits will be as good as those for the home computing initiative (7%) and health screening scheme (4%) which were both introduced as part of the flexible benefits scheme last July.